|The Gentle Grafter - O. Henry|
LibriVox recording of The Gentle Grafter, by O. Henry. Read by Leslie Walden. If Jefferson "Parleyvoo" Pickens had appeared in print just a few years later, he might have been the "Gentle Grifter" instead of the "Gentle Grafter", the name O. Henry picked for him. His situation as an ethical graft artist gives Jeff an extra impediment in pursuing his craft, but he never wanted it to be too easy. The result is fourteen delightful tales for us and a number of new partners for him...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; humor; irony; malapropism; confidence games; satire; short stories
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|Habits that Handicap - Charles B. Towns|
LibriVox recording of Habits that Handicap, by Charles B. Towns. Habits that Handicap is one of three novels about alcholoism and drug addiction written by Charles B. Towns. Towns was an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction who helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century. He also founded the Towns Hospital in New York City, which aimed at drying out the well-to-do patient...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; drugs; alcohol; addiction; treatment; non-fiction
Downloads: 11,215 (1 review)
|In the Sweet Dry and Dry - Christopher Morley & Bart Haley|
LibriVox recording of In the Sweet Dry and Dry, by Christopher Morley & Bart Haley. Read by Daryl Wor. Written just before Prohibition to entail the possible troubles that might happen en route. Both sides of the argument, or battle as the case may be, strike out with various over-top methods like legislating most fruits and vegetables as unsafe or intoxicating large groups with breathable alcohol...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; satire; booze; prohibition; alcohol; humour; goofiness; beauty
Downloads: 721 (1 review)
|Sketches Of The Fair Sex - Anonymous|
LibriVox recording of SKETCHES OF THE FAIR SEX, by ANONYMOUS. Sketches of the fair sex, in all parts of the world. To which are added rules for determining the precise figure, the degree of beauty, the habits, and the age of women, notwithstanding the aids and disguise of dress. It is our design to present a pleasing and interesting miscellany, which will serve to beguile the leisure hour, and will at the same time couple instruction with amusement...
Keywords: librivox; non-fiction; fashion; history; humor; women
Downloads: 26,460 (1 review)
|Framley Parsonage - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Framley Parsonage, by Anthony Trollope Framley Parsonage is the fourth novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire", first published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine in 1860. (Summary by Wikipedia) "Of all novelists in any country, Trollope best understands the role of money. Compared with him even Balzac is a romantic." — W. H. Auden For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or o...
Keywords: LibiVox; Audiobook; Fiction; Barsetshire
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|A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie - Joseph Benjamin Polley|
LibriVox recording of A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie by Joseph Benjamin Polley. Read in English by Dale Latham; asterix; Denise Nordell Whether written in camp, in hospital, or in hospitable home, the letters tell a plain, unvarnished, and true story of the observations and experiences, the impressions and feelings, of a soldier whose only personal regret is that he could not be one of those whose paroles at Appomattox are patents incontestable that they fought for the right as they saw...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; history; letters; civil war; battle; Virginia; confederate army; texas brigade; hood's texans; polley; nellie; confederate soldier; manassas
Downloads: 188 (1 review)
|The Last Entry - William Clark Russell|
LibriVox recording of The Last Entry by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Lee Smalley This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his newly restored schooner, headed for the equator for the purpose of restoring his health. Also aboard are a captain and crew. Soon, distractions, diversions, discontent and much more occur...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; murder; mutiny; sea-faring; father-daughter relationship
Downloads: 1,098 (2 reviews)
|An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen|
LibriVox recording of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, translated by R. Farquharson Sharp. A small coastal town in Norway is experiencing an economic boom from its newly found hot springs. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann finds that the waters are contaminated and dangerous, the people refuse to accept his statement, and Dr. Stockmann's friends turn against him. (Summary by Libby Gohn) CastDr. Thomas Stockmann: Bob Neufeld Mrs...
Keywords: librivox; audio; drama; ibsen; realism
Downloads: 2,641 (2 reviews)
|Revolted Woman - Charles George Harper|
LibriVox recording of Revolted Woman by Charles George Harper. Read in English by Bev J Stevens One man's opinion of woman in 1894. Charles Harper believes in the superiority of the male sex and the subordination of the female. He paints an entire gender with the same brush. He believes all women to be identical in mind (illogical) and body (knock-kneed) and vastly inferior to the male. He presents 'facts' to support his opinions: "Woman's Mission is Submission" "for woman has ever been the im...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; nonsense; out-dated; male chauvinism
Downloads: 295 (2 reviews)
|The Third Miss Symons - F. M. Mayor|
LibriVox recording of The Third Miss Symons, by F. M. Mayor. Read by Rachel Lintern. Miss Mayor tells this story with singular skill, more by contrast than by drama, bringing her chief character into relief against her world, as it passes in swift procession. Her tale is in a form becoming common among our best writers; it is compressed into a space about a third as long as the ordinary novel, yet form and manner are so closely suited that all is told and nothing seems slightly done, or worked w...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; third miss symons; mayor
Downloads: 2,930 (3 reviews)
|You Know Me Al - Ring Lardner|
LibriVox recording of 'You Know Me Al', by Ring Lardner. Read by Rick Rodstrom. Big, fat, dumb, lazy, vain, headstrong and cheap, Jack Keefe is a journeyman pitcher with the Chicago White Sox in the rowdy days of the Deadball Era, circa 1915, ruled by the likes of Ty Cobb and John McGraw. In You Know Me Al, we follow Jack Keefe's life on-field and off, via the letters Jack writes to his old chum Al in his home town of Bedford, Indiana...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; baseball; epistolary fiction; Chicago White Sox; Deadball Era
Downloads: 9,508 (4 reviews)
|The Type-Writer Girl - Grant Allen|
LibriVox recording of The Type-Writer Girl, by Grant Allen (under the pseudonym Olive Pratt Rayner). Read by Grant Hurlock. "There is no more pathetic figure in our world to-day than the common figure of the poor young lady, crushed between classes above and below, and left with scarce a chance of earning her bread with decency." So says Juliet Appleton’s boss, encouraging her to put her story into print...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; feminist fiction; Olive Pratt Rayner; Grant Allen
Downloads: 7,294 (6 reviews)
|The Innocence of Father Brown - G. K. Chesterton|
Librivox recording of The Innocence of Father Brown, by G. K. Chesteron. Read by Brian Roberg. The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown's ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the "experts" around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest's unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their o...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 137,501 (6 reviews)